A really cool feature in Lync Client 2010 is the conversation translator. It uses Bing with Silverlight, and lets you chat with someone using a language you don´t master. It translates the conversation in real-time!
In the mean time, read this great blog post which explains how to enable the feature:
The translation function uses the Microsoft.Lync.Model.Conversation namespace from the Lync Model API to intercept instant messages and provide translation using Bing Web Services.
- The sample provides an example architecture for registering for and handling asynchronous Lync 2010 API events in Silverlight.
- Register for two Conversation related events: ParticipantAdded and InstantMessageReceived.
- Use the BeginSendMessage method and callback.
- Uses the Bing Translator Web Service.
More information at msdn
Here´s a few interesting Microsoft Lync links I’ve found this weekend. There’s been lots of posts covering the news of Lync RTM and GA. I won’t take much notice of that for now… Show blog post at Office Communications Group Team Blog
Microsoft UC vs Cisco UC: http://wp.me/pl9EY-7T
New blog post: View Configuration Information from the Lync 2010 Client http://bit.ly/9cuVHH
New blog post: Microsoft Lync 2010 Frequently Used Keyboard Shortcuts http://bit.ly/907Xgc #ucoms #lync #ocs
Read more about Microsoft Lync RTM and General Availability on the UC Group Team Blog http://bit.ly/doF5fm #ucoms #lync #ocs
SO COOL: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Tool: Adoption Reporting. http://bit.ly/9x3Fw1
Post by Mark Hickson: Lync Server 2010 Audio Test Service http://bit.ly/a1N4ow
Lync 2010 Client Policies http://bit.ly/duZT0z
As always, visit Nexthop for great information on Mycrosoft Lync and Office Communications Server
Microsoft Partner Network has launched a UC learning website that makes it easier to plan your training!
It’s a great place to locate training for Communications Server 14 and BPOS.
As a bonus you can install it in your start menu or desktop as a Silverlight application.
A screenshot from the Learning Path Tool:
It feel great that Next Hop UC Blog World links to Unified Blog! I have to be doing something right 🙂
Your one-stop source for blog highlights and links from dozens of the very best blogs about Unified Communications.
Microsoft Next Hop: “Whether you’re new to Office Communications Server and Unified Communications, simply looking for some helpful hints, or trying to get some serious information, we’ll help you find what you need”.
To all everyone at Next Hop, thank you for maintaining and updating a great site.
The terminology when reading technical documentation on Office Communication s server and Microsoft Unified Communications can sometimes be rather complex. It’s not as if you can look up the terminology in a dictionary.
Have a look at Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Unified Communications Glossary
“The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF) is a non-profit open alliance of worldwide communications technology leaders working together to realize the potential of unified communications (UC) by increasing efficiency, decreasing implementation costs and improving the interoperability experience for UC customers. The UCIF’s vision is to enable interoperability of open, standards-based UC hardware and software across enterprises, service providers and consumer clouds, as a means of generating incremental business opportunity for all stakeholders in the ecosystem and of increasing the business use of UC technologies and services. The UCIF creates and tests interoperability profiles, implementation guidelines and best practices for interoperability between UC products and existing communications and business applications. Visit www.ucif.org to learn more.” – HP.com
UCIF Founders: HP, Microsoft, Juniper, Polycom, Logitech
For updated news on UCIF, please visit http://bit.ly/bD6avb
Microsoft has recently released two new downloads related to the Group Chat functionality in Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Hotfix KB 980042
This download contains updates for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat.
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat SDK
The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation and sample applications developed with the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat platform.